University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Coordinator/Counselor – CAP

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 7003-9087
Job Family: Edu
FLSA Code: E
Score: 582

JOB SUMMARY

In the Center for Academic Programs, under the general direction of designated supervisor, is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of programs and services for the counseling, recruitment and retention of students in Student Support Services (SSS).

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates, plans, implements and evaluates the pre-collegiate summer and academic year experience in accordance with campus locations policies and procedures.
  2. Coordinates tutoring services, workshops, team meetings, seminars and diagnostic testing/evaluation for program students.3. Counsels students regarding specific curriculum decisions, career goals and provides personal and other non-academic counseling, making referrals as appropriate.
  3. Monitors students academic progress in cooperation with other university offices, analyzes transcripts and makes recommendations for continuance in program; assists in compiling data for end of semester report.
  4. Maintains appropriate records for tracking students; keeps abreast of and complies with changes in federal regulations, compiles data for statistical reports and program evaluation for federal reporting and auditing purposes.
  5. Acts as liaison with community groups, human service agencies, high schools and other University departments; participates in the development of program promotional and informational materials.
  6. Identifies academic needs of students and developsĀ  program curriculum, objectives and goals to meet these needs.
  7. Assists in the review of undergraduate admissions applications, interviews and screens applicants
  8. Coordinates student admission and recruitment process, and verifies student status with other University offices such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Bursar and Residential Life.
  9. Recruits, interviews and participates in the selection of program staff; oversees and evaluates staff performance.
  10. May maintain and monitor approved program budget; authorizes expenditures within established budget guidelines.
  11. Assists in the grant writing activities such as planning, data collection, program design, delivery systems and evaluations.
  12. Monitors transitional process for prospective students between the end of high school and the pre-collegiate experience and participates in orientation programs for Student Support Services students; at regional campus, plans and implements orientation programs for SSS students and parents.
  13. Assists in the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives to facilitate and promote the retention of students.
  14. Develops and delivers information regarding the mission of the department through participation on university committees and community outreach efforts to identify and provide access to prospective students.
  15. Serves as a resource to non-SSS students.
  16. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Master’s degree preferably in counseling or related field
  2. One to three years experience in counseling low income, first-generation and minority and/or non-traditional students.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Ability to work independently.
  5. Willingness to work flexible and irregular hours.

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Administrative experience

 

Date Created: 12/1/1998